Weather :

Timings : Summer season:
Exteriors: 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM,
Ticketed areas: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM,
Winter season:
Exteriors: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM,
Ticketed areas: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed on 24th December)

Entry Fee : Admission Cost: CZK 40 - CZK 400
Children under 6 years, handicapped persons: No entry fee

Prague Castle, Prague Overview

Prague castle is a flagship structure of Prague dominating the city's skyline nestled on the ridge of the Hrad?any.

One of the most popular tourist attractions of Prague, this castle is perched in the Hrad?any neighbourhood, adding a rustic charm to the skyline of the city. Once serving as the home of Bohemia's kings, it was originally established as a fortress around 970 AD. Today, this lofty Prague Castle is the official residence of the President of Czech Republic, exemplifying some of the chief architectural styles of the last millennium. This historic building has changed vividly over the years and is currently the most visited site of Prague. As one enters the castle beneath the Battling Titan statues, the prominent complex appears almost as vast as a small town. It comprises of three courtyards, fortifications and gardens along with other popular tourist attractions such as St. Vitus Cathedral (the oldest and most important site of the castle), the Old Royal Palace (former residence of Bohemian kings), St. George's Basilica and the Golden Lane. The view of the city's skyline adorned with countless spires and gorgeous Vltava River with the old town is spellbinding. It might not be possible to explore the entire complex within one day, so plan accordingly. Guided tours for the castle are available in various languages including English.

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Admission Fee Details for visiting the Prague Castle

Prague Castle - Long Tour (Old Royal Palace, 'The Story of Prague Castle' Exhibition, St. George's Basilica, St. George's Convent - National Gallery, Golden Lane & Daliborka Tower, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Powder Tower, St. Wenceslas Vineyard):
Full Admission - CZK 350,
Reduced Admission - CZK 175,
Family Admission - CZK 700

Prague Castle - Short Tour (Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane & Daliborka Tower, St. Wenceslas Vineyard, Powder Tower):
Full Admission - CZK 250,
Reduced Admission - CZK 125,
Family Admission - CZK 500

'The Story of Prague Castle' Exhibition:
Full Admission - CZK 140,
Reduced Admission - CZK 70,
Family Admission - CZK 280

Prague Castle Picture Gallery:
Full Admission - CZK 150,
Reduced Admission - CZK 80,
Family Admission - CZK 300

Powder Tower:
Full Admission - CZK 70,
Reduced Admission - CZK 40,
Family Admission - CZK 140

'The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral' Exhibition:
Full Admission - CZK 300,
Reduced Admission - CZK 150,
Family Admission - CZK 600

Admission costs are reduced for children aged between 6 and 16, students up to the age of 26, and seniors over the age of 65. There is also a special family admission for families of 1 - 5 children under the age of 16 and up to 2 adults. Children under 6 years, handicapped persons need not pay any entry fee.

Timings for various areas of the Prague Castle

The Summer season is between 1st April and 31st October, except for St. Vitus Cathedral where it begins from 1st March - 31st October. The timings are as follows:
Exteriors: 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM (daily)
Ticketed areas: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (daily)
Old Royal Palace, 'The Story of Prague Castle' Permanent Exhibition, 'The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral' exhibition: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (open year round)
St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Powder Tower, Rosenberg Palace, the Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
St. Vitus Cathedral: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday to Saturday), 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Sunday)
Prague Castle Gardens and Deer Moat: Daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM /7:00 PM/8:00 PM/9:00 PM (depending on the month)

The Winter season is between 1st November and 31st March, except for St. Vitus Cathedral where it ends on 28th February. The timings are as follows:
Exteriors: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM (daily)
Ticketed areas: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (closed on 24th December)
Old Royal Palace, 'The Story of Prague Castle' Permanent Exhibition, 'The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral' exhibition - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (open year round)

Is the Prague Castle wheelchair accessible?

While not all of the castle is wheelchair accessible, the following parts and monuments are:
  • Old Royal Palace - Wladyslaw Hall entrance
  • St. George's Basilica
  • Ballgame Hall
  • Imperial Stables
  • Rudolf's Gallery and Spanish Hall
  • Prague Castle Picture Gallery
  • Prague Castle Gardens
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • St. Vitus Cathedral public restroom

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